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Our favorite barbecue restaurants on Long Island

Long Island isn’t close to America’s barbecue belt, but there are some serious pitmasters here. To see where our favorites are smokin’, follow this trail map and make sure you’re hungry before you go!

Backyard Barbecue

The salty breeze of the Nautical Mile mingles with pit smoke from this new barbecue spot.

300 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport NY

516-771-4227 bbqonthemile.com

BGF Bobby Q’s

This soul-food and barbecue spot is owned by Freeport Village police officer Bobby Ford.

447 N. Main St., Freeport NY

516-544-4407 bbqeastofharlem.com

Biscuits & Barbeque

Located in an 1940s-era diner in an industrial neighborhood, Biscuits & Barbeque takes a Cajun approach to barbecue.

106 E. 2nd St., Mineola NY

516-493-9797 biscuitsandbarbeque.com

Graze Smokehouse

No pork? No problem. This glatt-kosher spot has a full menu of beef and poultry, plus a jerky bar.

529 Central Ave., Cedarhurst NY

516-828-5000 grazesmokehouse.com

Harbor Q Smokehouse

Harbor Q has been smoking a classic brisket- ribs-pulled-pork-chicken lineup since 2007.

84 Old Shore Rd., Port Washington NY

516-883-4227 harborq.com

Mara’s Homemade

Transplanted from Manhattan’s East Village to Syosset in 2011, Mara’s menu features smoked meats as well as Cajun and Creole specialties.

236 W. Jericho Tpke., Syosset NY

516-682-9200 marashomemade.com

Sempre Fame Gourmet Grill & BBQ Catering

The high quality of classically smoked meats here is equaled by the over-the-top sandwiches that feature them.

374 Tulip Ave., Floral Park NY

516-488-7900 semprefame.com

smok-haus

Emmanuel Voumvourakis ambitious, long-planned monument to barbecue has finally opened off Franklin Avenue in Garden City.

7 12th St., Garden City NY

516-833-6633 smok-haus.com

Stuey’s Smokehouse BBQ

Well-crafted ribs, brisket, smoked salmon, pulled pork and smoked sausage. Take out from this chic shop or dine on the patio.

50 Birch Hill Rd., Locust Valley NY

516-277-2202 stueysbbq.com

Smoked Barn

Renzo Vargas, a pitmaster with serious chops, adds a little Peruvian flair to his menu of smoked meats and rotisserie chicken.

2932 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown NY

516-396-9892

Smokin’ Al’s Famous BBQ Joint

Al Horowitz, one of LI’s longest-running barbecue bosses, serves up crowd-pleasing ‘cue in a rollicking dining room.

4847 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park NY

516-799-4900 smokinals.com

Swingbellys Beachside BBQ

Since 2006, Swingbellys has weathered a superstorm and personnel changes, but the barbecue only gets better.

909 W. Beech St., Long Beach NY

516-431-3464 swingbellyslongbeach.com

Bobbique

At this spot in the heart of Patchogue, wash down your ‘cue with one of three dozen craft brews on tap, in bottles and cans.

70 W. Main St., Patchogue NY

631-447-7744 bobbique.com

Dang BBQ

This exuberant eatery serves classic barbecue with over-the-top variations such as smokehouse mac-and-cheese lasagna.

174 Islip Ave., Islip NY

631-581-3264 dangbbq.com

Dixie’s Smokehouse

At Dixie’s, just across the tracks from the Kings Park LIRR station, the extensive menu buttresses barbecue with salads, seafood and burgers.

12 Indian Head Rd., Kings Park NY

631-292-2520 dixiessmokehouse.com

Maple Tree BBQ Smokehouse

Pick up a barbecue picnic on the way to wine country, or eat in Maple Tree’s dining room, backyard or at a picnic table across Route 25, with a fine view of the Peconic River.

820 W. Main St., Riverhead NY

631-727-2819 mapletreebbq.com

Old Fields Barbecue

A menu of smoked regional classics is served counter-style at this stylish, new-wave barbecue restaurant.

15 New St., Huntington NY

631-923-1515 ofbarbecue.com

Radio Radio

Adjacent to its sister restaurant, Vauxhall, this hip, happening spot even has vegan barbecue items.

24 Clinton Ave., Huntington NY

631-923-2622 radioradiohuntington.com

Rolling Smoke Grill

Three years after launching their custom-designed barbecue truck, Kerri and Rich Ciota have opened a brick-and-mortar place.

189B Portion Rd., Ronkonkoma NY

844-474-5548 rollingsmokegrill.com

Smoke Shack Blues

In the heart of Port Jefferson, Smoke Shack Blues offers traditional pit-smoked barbecue in a modern, industrial setting.

138 Main St., Port Jefferson NY

631-438-6797 smokeshackblues.com

Smokin’ Wolf BBQ & More

Arthur Wolf’s menu of traditional smoked meats is filled out with Southwestern-inflected salads, sandwiches and wraps.

199 Pantigo Rd., East Hampton NY

631-324-716 smokinwolfbbq.com

Tennessee Jed’s

Originally located in Wantagh, Jed’s is now smoking in spacious, barn-like digs in Lindenhurst.

143 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst NY

631-225-1595

Townline BBQ

Don’t be fooled by its elegant, rustic chic; this celeb-friendly Hamptonian spot also has serious barbecue cred.

3593 Montauk Hwy., Sagaponack NY

631-537-2271 townlinebbq.com